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  • FRENCH ILLUSTRATED BOX DESIGNS for CHOCOLATIERS - CATALOG w/ 29 MOUNTED PRINTED BOX TOP EXAMPLES 1906 FRENCH ILLUSTRATED BOX DESIGNS for CHOCOLATIERS - CATALOG w/ 29 MOUNTED PRINTED BOX TOP EXAMPLES 1906

    ARTICLES pour CONFISEURS et CHOCOLATIERS - CARTONNAGES FANTAISIES (FANTASY BOXES for CANDIES and CHOCOLATES). CATALOG issued by E. DUMOULINNEUF, Paris, France, 1906.

    Textured (faux leather) paper covers, 6.5x10 inches (16x25 cm) oblong, bound with 2 brass brads, 15 stiff leaves / 30 pages. Each of 29 pages has a mounted portion of a printed candy/chocolate box, showing the illustration and the type of textured card used for that particular box. Quite delicious imagery! Tissue guards are between each leaf. A printed ORDER SHEET is laid-in.

    FAIR condition, the examples have varying degrees of soiling and foxing, wobbliness and some browning to their corner areas from the aging glue on their backsides, and the tissue guards have all browned and are…

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    ARTICLES pour CONFISEURS et CHOCOLATIERS - CARTONNAGES FANTAISIES (FANTASY BOXES for CANDIES and CHOCOLATES). CATALOG issued by E. DUMOULINNEUF, Paris, France, 1906.

    Textured (faux leather) paper covers, 6.5x10 inches (16x25 cm) oblong, bound with 2 brass brads, 15 stiff leaves / 30 pages. Each of 29 pages has a mounted portion of a printed candy/chocolate box, showing the illustration and the type of textured card used for that particular box. Quite delicious imagery! Tissue guards are between each leaf. A printed ORDER SHEET is laid-in.

    FAIR condition, the examples have varying degrees of soiling and foxing, wobbliness and some browning to their corner areas from the aging glue on their backsides, and the tissue guards have all browned and are foxed. There is also a musty smell. NONETHELESS, the examples are all present, and all are quite lovely. The laid in order sheet has toning, soiling, and several folds that are tender, but remains solid and fully legible.

    Rare French Fine Chocolate Box Design Examples from 1906. Chocolate, is there nothing it can't do?

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  • DOGS IN ART / THE DOG SALE / MAN'S BEST FRIEND- 10 AUCTION CATALOGS 2002-2008 Fully Illustrated DOGS IN ART / THE DOG SALE / MAN'S BEST FRIEND- 10 AUCTION CATALOGS 2002-2008 Fully Illustrated

    DOGS IN ART, THE DOG SALE, MAN'S BEST FRIEND - 10 BONHAMS, DOYLE and CHRISTIE'S AUCTION CATALOGS featuring DOGS. The Christie's catalog is from 1989, the other nine are from 2002-2008.

    Ten softcover auction catalogs, 8.25x10.5 inches (the Christie's is 8x10), various pagination of approximately 50 to 100+ pages. All the catalogs are illustrated throughout.

    The catalogs are in VERY GOOD to NEAR FINE condition, light signs of handling, a few with some cover scratches, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    The catalogs came from a Napa Valley estate of a woman who LOVED dogs and antiques.

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    DOGS IN ART, THE DOG SALE, MAN'S BEST FRIEND - 10 BONHAMS, DOYLE and CHRISTIE'S AUCTION CATALOGS featuring DOGS. The Christie's catalog is from 1989, the other nine are from 2002-2008.

    Ten softcover auction catalogs, 8.25x10.5 inches (the Christie's is 8x10), various pagination of approximately 50 to 100+ pages. All the catalogs are illustrated throughout.

    The catalogs are in VERY GOOD to NEAR FINE condition, light signs of handling, a few with some cover scratches, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    The catalogs came from a Napa Valley estate of a woman who LOVED dogs and antiques.

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  • STREET FASHION Featuring the ARCHIVE OF VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Christie's Auction Catalog 2001 by Vivienne Westwood STREET FASHION Featuring the ARCHIVE OF VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Christie's Auction Catalog 2001
    Vivienne Westwood

    COSTUME Including STREET FASHION AND ACCESSORIES Featuring the ARCHIVE OF VIVIENNE WESTWOOD 1985-1995. Christie's catalog for the auction that took place in London on 4 September 2001.

    Softcover auction catalog, 38 pages, 329 lots. Illustrated with color photographs of some of the lots.

    NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION featuring HUMAN HANDS Sotheby's Auction Catalog "A SHOW OF HANDS: Photographs from the Collection of Henry Buhl" 2012 PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION featuring HUMAN HANDS Sotheby's Auction Catalog "A SHOW OF HANDS: Photographs from the Collection of Henry Buhl" 2012

    A SHOW OF HANDS: Photographs from the Collection of Henry Buhl. Sotheby's Auction Catalog for the auction that took place in New York on 12 & 13 December 2012.

    Softcover Auction Catalog, 8x10.5 inches, 420 pages.

    437 lots of important photographs, all featuring hands. Each photograph is fully described and illustrated.

    FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    About the A SHOW OF HANDS auction (from Sotheby's website):

    ******Sotheby's Evening Sale of A Show Of Hands: Photographs From The Collection of Henry Buhl totaled $10,368,688 ($12,318,704 with buyer's premium), exceeding the high estimate for the session of $9 million. The Buhl Collection, one of the world's most significant privately owned photograph collections, was made up of images exploring…

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    A SHOW OF HANDS: Photographs from the Collection of Henry Buhl. Sotheby's Auction Catalog for the auction that took place in New York on 12 & 13 December 2012.

    Softcover Auction Catalog, 8x10.5 inches, 420 pages.

    437 lots of important photographs, all featuring hands. Each photograph is fully described and illustrated.

    FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    About the A SHOW OF HANDS auction (from Sotheby's website):

    ******Sotheby's Evening Sale of A Show Of Hands: Photographs From The Collection of Henry Buhl totaled $10,368,688 ($12,318,704 with buyer's premium), exceeding the high estimate for the session of $9 million. The Buhl Collection, one of the world's most significant privately owned photograph collections, was made up of images exploring the theme of the human hand and had been put together by the visionary philanthropist and collector Henry M. Buhl.

    The auction was led by Lonely Metropolitan by Herbert Bayer (lot 12) and Fotogramm by László Moholy-Nagy (lot 20), each of which sold for $1,482,500. These two results now tie as the third highest price for a classic photograph at auction. Artist records were set for Herbert Bayer, El Lissitzky, Lee Miller, Peter Hujar, and Helen Levitt, and for photographs by Man Ray and Gabriel Orozco.******

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  • THE LIBERACE COLLECTION Butterfield & Christie's Auction Catalog ILLUSTRATED 1988 THE LIBERACE COLLECTION Butterfield & Christie's Auction Catalog ILLUSTRATED 1988

    THE LIBERACE COLLECTION - Sold to benefit The Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts. Butterfield / Christie's catalog for the auction that took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, April 9-12, 1988.

    Softcovers, 9x12 inches, 263 pages with 2365 lots. Illustrated throughout with b&w and color photographs of items in the catalog.

    VERY GOOD condition, the covers have superficial scratches, rubs, and a corner crease, but remain solid and bright with a smooth spine; internally the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A nice, very presentable copy.

    Here are the objects Liberace surrounded himself and lived with day in and day out. Liberace style glamor! Fun.

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    THE LIBERACE COLLECTION - Sold to benefit The Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts. Butterfield / Christie's catalog for the auction that took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, April 9-12, 1988.

    Softcovers, 9x12 inches, 263 pages with 2365 lots. Illustrated throughout with b&w and color photographs of items in the catalog.

    VERY GOOD condition, the covers have superficial scratches, rubs, and a corner crease, but remain solid and bright with a smooth spine; internally the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A nice, very presentable copy.

    Here are the objects Liberace surrounded himself and lived with day in and day out. Liberace style glamor! Fun.

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  • The Noble Path: EARLY BUDDHIST ART FROM JAPANESE COLLECTIONS Christie's Catalog The Noble Path: EARLY BUDDHIST ART FROM JAPANESE COLLECTIONS Christie's Catalog

    TREASURES OF THE NOBLE PATH - EARLY BUDDHIST ART FROM JAPANESE COLLECTIONS.

    Christie's Auction Catalogue for the Auction that took place in New York on September 14, 2017.

    An amazing collection of rare and rarely seen Buddhist Art.

    Softcover Auction Catalog, 8x10.5 inches, 95 pages.

    40 lots, each fully described and illustrated with one or more color photographs.

    This AUCTION CATALOG is in FINE condition, looks and feels unused, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    An important and wonderful reference to Buddhist Art.

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  • LUCIO FONTANA : CONCETTO SPAZIALE, LE CHIESE DI VENEZIA Sotheby's Auction Catalog 2013 LUCIO FONTANA : CONCETTO SPAZIALE, LE CHIESE DI VENEZIA Sotheby's Auction Catalog 2013

    LUCIO FONTANA : CONCETTO SPAZIALE, LE CHIESE DI VENEZIA (SPATIAL CONCEPT, THE CHURCHES OF VENICE) 1961. Sotheby's catalog for the auction that took place in London on 26 June 2013.

    Single Item Auction Catalog. The art work had an estimate of 4,000,000 to 6,000,000 GBP and sold for 4,450,500 GBP.

    Softcover Auction Catalog, 9x11.5 inches, 36 unnumbered pages. Single lot auction, with essays about the painting, Fontana, and Fontana's works. Fully Illustrated.

    NEAR FINE condition, a touch of shelf wear to the covers, corner tips lightly worn, overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    About this auction (from Sotheby's website):

    ******A supreme example of Lucio Fontana's tireless conceptual and artistic exploration, Concetto Spaziale, Le Chiese di Venezia exists as undeniable…

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    LUCIO FONTANA : CONCETTO SPAZIALE, LE CHIESE DI VENEZIA (SPATIAL CONCEPT, THE CHURCHES OF VENICE) 1961. Sotheby's catalog for the auction that took place in London on 26 June 2013.

    Single Item Auction Catalog. The art work had an estimate of 4,000,000 to 6,000,000 GBP and sold for 4,450,500 GBP.

    Softcover Auction Catalog, 9x11.5 inches, 36 unnumbered pages. Single lot auction, with essays about the painting, Fontana, and Fontana's works. Fully Illustrated.

    NEAR FINE condition, a touch of shelf wear to the covers, corner tips lightly worn, overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    About this auction (from Sotheby's website):

    ******A supreme example of Lucio Fontana's tireless conceptual and artistic exploration, Concetto Spaziale, Le Chiese di Venezia exists as undeniable proof of the artist's critical and innovative role in the history of art. This work belongs to the extremely rare and highly venerated Venezia cycle of paintings, which collectively form the crescendo of the Olii corpus that spanned over a decade of his career. Famously created in an inspired burst of artistic activity, the Venezia paintings have acquired a mythic aura within Fontana's oeuvre. Having remained in the most respected private collections since its creation, the appearance of this work for auction denotes an exceptional event. Indeed, though standing alongside fellow constituents of the Venezia Corpus that belong in the prominent collections of the Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, Madrid; and Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan; the present work stands out for its intensely evocative composition; one intrinsically linked with the physical landmass and opulent ornament conjured by its namesake.******

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  • POETICAL MANUSCRIPTS & PORTRAITS of POETS Roy Davids Collection VOLUMES I & II POETICAL MANUSCRIPTS & PORTRAITS of POETS Roy Davids Collection VOLUMES I & II

    The Roy Davids Collection, Part III: Poetry: Poetical Manuscripts & Portraits of Poets, Volumes I and II

    Auction catalogs for the auction that took place in London at Bonhams & Butterfields on April 10 and May 8, 2013.

    Two large catalogs. Softcovers, 8.25x10.5 inches. The two volumes are: Part III: Volume I: A-K, 285 pages, 263 lots. Part III: Volume II: L-Y, 289 pages, 263 lots (numbered 264-526).

    Illustrated throughout with photographic reproductions of handwritten poems, letters, marginalia, and the like; as well as numerous portraits, mostly photographic, of the various poets.

    Both volumes are in FINE unused condition.

    An important and useful reference to the handwriting of many English poets.

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    The Roy Davids Collection, Part III: Poetry: Poetical Manuscripts & Portraits of Poets, Volumes I and II

    Auction catalogs for the auction that took place in London at Bonhams & Butterfields on April 10 and May 8, 2013.

    Two large catalogs. Softcovers, 8.25x10.5 inches. The two volumes are: Part III: Volume I: A-K, 285 pages, 263 lots. Part III: Volume II: L-Y, 289 pages, 263 lots (numbered 264-526).

    Illustrated throughout with photographic reproductions of handwritten poems, letters, marginalia, and the like; as well as numerous portraits, mostly photographic, of the various poets.

    Both volumes are in FINE unused condition.

    An important and useful reference to the handwriting of many English poets.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These two catalogs are heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • Rare Chinese JADE CARVINGS from the GREEN WILLOW HALL COLLECTION Illustrated Auction Catalog 2007 Rare Chinese JADE CARVINGS from the GREEN WILLOW HALL COLLECTION Illustrated Auction Catalog 2007

    THE GREEN WILLOW HALL COLLECTION OF JADE CARVINGS. Illustrated Auction Catalogue.

    Bonhams catalogue for the auction that took place in HONG KONG on May 26, 2007.

    Softcover Catalog, 8.5x10.5 inches, 95 pages. Text in English.

    87 lots (numbered 251 to 338) are fully described and catalogued. All are illustrated with beautiful color photographs.

    NEAR FINE condition, light shelfwear to the covers, overall just very lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • CHINESE ELEGANT TREASURES from an AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION China Guardian Catalog 2018 CHINESE ELEGANT TREASURES from an AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION China Guardian Catalog 2018

    ELEGANT TREASURES FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION. China Guardian Hong Kong Auction Catalog, for the auction that took place in Hong Kong on October 2, 2018. Beautifully produced and fully illustrated. Softcovers, 8.5x10.5 inches,, unpaginated (approximately 125 pages). Text in Chinese and English. Estimated prices are in HKD and USD. 45 lots (numbered 585 to 629) of exquisite and very rare Chinese Artifacts are fully described and catalogued. Each item is illustrated with one or more color photographs. The China Guardian Auction catalogues are beautifully produced. This catalogue is a true gem and an important reference. Hard to find in the United States. NEAR FINE condition, a bit of sunning to the spine, a slight bump at the bottom of…

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    ELEGANT TREASURES FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION. China Guardian Hong Kong Auction Catalog, for the auction that took place in Hong Kong on October 2, 2018. Beautifully produced and fully illustrated. Softcovers, 8.5x10.5 inches,, unpaginated (approximately 125 pages). Text in Chinese and English. Estimated prices are in HKD and USD. 45 lots (numbered 585 to 629) of exquisite and very rare Chinese Artifacts are fully described and catalogued. Each item is illustrated with one or more color photographs. The China Guardian Auction catalogues are beautifully produced. This catalogue is a true gem and an important reference. Hard to find in the United States. NEAR FINE condition, a bit of sunning to the spine, a slight bump at the bottom of the spine, overall looks and feels barely used. A lovely, solid copy.

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  • 2 Copies of CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES the ROSHCO, PLOHN & KOPINITZ COLLECTIONS Bonhams Auction Catalog 2 Copies of CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES the ROSHCO, PLOHN & KOPINITZ COLLECTIONS Bonhams Auction Catalog

    TWO COPIES of the following auction catalog: IMPORTANT CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES From the Collections of DR. MARTIN ROSHCO, MRS. FAY PLOHN, and DR. EDWARD A. KOPINITZ. Published by Bonhams, New York, for the Auction that took place on March 20, 2012. A Fully Illustrated Single Subject Auction Catalog Consisting Entirely of Antique Chinese Snuff Bottles. Softcovers, 8x10.5 inches, 76 pages each. 153 Rare Chinese Snuff Bottles are Fully Described and Catalogued. Each Snuff Bottle is Illustrated in Color. VERY GOOD condition, one copy has a crease to its upper corner tip and some waviness to the front margin of its latter pages, otherwise both look and feel unused, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A beautifully illustrated Snuff Bottle reference.

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  • PHOTOGRAPHS of PARISIAN CELEBRITIES - ACTORS, MODELS, ARTISTS, WRITERS and More FRENCH ILLUSTRATED Auction Catalogue PHOTOGRAPHS of PARISIAN CELEBRITIES - ACTORS, MODELS, ARTISTS, WRITERS and More FRENCH ILLUSTRATED Auction Catalogue

    PARIS - CELEBRITIES II. Auction Catalog for the auction that took place in PARIS at the HOTEL DROUOT, on October 20, 2008. A wonderful auction of PHOTOGRAPHS of FAMOUS PARIS CELEBRITIES - Film Stars, Artists, Writers, Models, etc., along with some other Celebrities from around the world, including Marilyn Monroe. Salvador DALI to Brigitte BARDOT, Serge GAINSBOURG to Ernest HEMINGWAY, Charlotte RAMPLING, Sophie MARCEAU, Romy SCHNEIDER, and so many more. Softcover auction catalogue, 8x10.5", 84 pages. 592 lots are offered. Illustrated with reproductions of many of the items being offered. VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • CHRISTIAN JANKOWSKI - GERMAN ARTIST - SIGNED & INSCRIBED "STRIP THE AUCTIONEER" - Great Performance art - The ARTIST AUCTIONEER Strips and Auctions his Clothing Piece by Piece by CHRISTIAN JANKOWSKI CHRISTIAN JANKOWSKI - GERMAN ARTIST - SIGNED & INSCRIBED "STRIP THE AUCTIONEER" - Great Performance art - The ARTIST AUCTIONEER Strips and Auctions his Clothing Piece by Piece
    CHRISTIAN JANKOWSKI

    CHRISTIAN JANKOWSKI - STRIP THE AUCTIONEER at CHRISTIE'S.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by JANKOWSKI on the first page: "For Marcher / Christian Jankowski / 4.3.10".

    Softcovers, 8.5" x 10.5", 48 unnumbered pages PLUS a bound-in 48 page booklet, with 36 pages in English and German that describe the auction, and 12 pages of reactions by the winning bidders of the various items.

    VERY GOOD condition, some light creases to the covers from handling, overall just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy.

    Shows the actual AUCTION EVENT that took place at CHRISTIE'S, Amsterdam, where the LONGTIME AUCTIONEER ARNO VERKADE stripped and auctioned off much of his clothing, piece by piece, with the last…

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    CHRISTIAN JANKOWSKI - STRIP THE AUCTIONEER at CHRISTIE'S.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by JANKOWSKI on the first page: "For Marcher / Christian Jankowski / 4.3.10".

    Softcovers, 8.5" x 10.5", 48 unnumbered pages PLUS a bound-in 48 page booklet, with 36 pages in English and German that describe the auction, and 12 pages of reactions by the winning bidders of the various items.

    VERY GOOD condition, some light creases to the covers from handling, overall just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy.

    Shows the actual AUCTION EVENT that took place at CHRISTIE'S, Amsterdam, where the LONGTIME AUCTIONEER ARNO VERKADE stripped and auctioned off much of his clothing, piece by piece, with the last piece being his personal Auctioneer's Hammer. (If you are wondering, yes, he left his pants on.)

    The auction was incorporated into a PERFORMANCE PIECE / EXHIBITION put together by the CONTEMPORARY GERMAN ARTIST CHRISTIAN JANKOWSKI. The Christie's "STRIP THE AUCTIONEER" was broadcast live into the Jankowski Exhibition on its opening day, as part of the exhibition. It was then shown on video repeatedly during the life of the exhibition. Published by Walther König, Köln, Germany, 2011.

    Looks like a Christie's Auction Catalogue, but is actually a photographic revisiting of the auction, with photos by a Christie's photographer. It was published after the auction took place, showing, through photographs, how it took place, how the auctioneer stripped, the items sold, and the prices they obtained. There is also a bound-in booklet that shows the winning bidders and gives their reactions to the items they won, the high prices they paid, and to the event as a whole.

    The pieces of clothing that the auctioneer removed and then auctioned included his shoes, socks, shirt, jacket, etc. Each item (i.e. one left shoe) went for approximately two thousand euros, blurring the line between what is art, what is collectible, and what is just a dirty sock that the auctioneer has just taken off his foot.

    SCARCE SIGNED and INSCRIBED by JANKOWSKI.

    You can read about the Contemporary German Multi-Media Artist CHRISTIAN JANKOWSKI on Wikipedia.

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